Jennifer Atler Fischer
After helping to found Invest in Kids (IIK), a statewide child advocacy organization, and acting as its executive director for over 10 years, Jennifer Atler Fischer left in 2009 to stay home with her children, Izzy and Max, and her husband, Michael. She joined her father, Larry Atler, in October 2012 and is currently working with him on various business ventures.
Ms. Atler Fischer came to IIK while practicing corporate and tax law as an associate at Holland & Hart. Under her leadership, IIK helped to secure state funding for Nurse-Family Partnership, a proven nurse home visitation program that is now serving 3,000 families in 58 of Coloradoâ€™s 64 counties. IIK is also bringing The Incredible Years, a highly effective preschool program, to over 7,500 Colorado children and 400 parents each year.
While at IIK, Ms. Atler Fischer was a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School and a keynote speaker at conferences across the country. She also received a number of awards, including the Childrenâ€™s Health and Welfare Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Denverâ€™s 40 under 40, Woman of Distinction of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, and the Be Bold Award from the Womenâ€™s Foundation of CO. She served on the Jewish Life Committee of Rose Community Foundation for six years and chaired the Foundationâ€™s Health Committee for six years. She has just finished as Chair of the Board of Trustees and has joined the Committee on Aging for Rose Community Foundation. She is also chairing the Foundation's new initiative, Innovate for Good.